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23 October, 2014

Rise for Scottish meat exports

Scottish red meat exports have increased on last year, with growing demand for value and fifth-quarter products.

A new £1m project to help integrate electronic identification technology for Welsh sheep farmers is proving popular, Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) has claimed.

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has rewarded a French importer for its commitment to Scotch Lamb.

A study into sperm count and diet found vegetarian men to have significantly lower sperm motility and concentration.

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Lamb prices start to rise

21 October, 2014

Lamb prices are beginning to pick up after declining over recent months, but they still remain lower than last year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Irish pork supplier Oakpark Foods, which supplies bacon and pork products to the UK, will complete a £2.4m (€3m) investment at its Cahir Co, Tipperary site.

Eblex has launched “new and improved” beef and lamb costing and yield calculation tools, to help businesses improve their operational effectiveness.

Eblex has launched three competitions for 2015, forming part of the first-ever Eblex Quality Standard Mark Excellence Awards.

Britain’s

Britain's best butchers presented their products in Glasgow last week to battle it out for the Q Guild Smithfield Awards.

Bernard Matthews’ rapid surface chilling technology could be the answer to the poultry industry’s campylobacter problem, but retailers are hesitant to adopt it, due to cost.

Eblex has announced it will receive a £6.17m boost for a co-marketing campaign set to encourage more people in Europe to cook with lamb.

The Cambrian Training Company, alongside Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), has announced the annual search is on for the best young Welsh butcher.

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Latest Blogs - Chewing the Fat

Dr Phil Hadley's blog articlesFifth quarter has increasingly made the headlines in recent weeks, from both an economic and ecological perspective.

A shot in the foot?

29 August, 2014

norman bagleyWell, well, how to misjudge the public mood! Unison, having spent weeks scaremongering the public about threats to public health by those awful abattoirs who would knowingly ignore oceans of contamination on carcases now look as if they have shot themselves and their members slap bang in the foot.

Latest International News

The impact of porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) on the US pork sector has not been as great as feared, US meat leaders have said.

A former secretary general of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has roundly condemned environmental health controls at the main slaughterhouse for Karachi, the country’s largest metropolitan area and home to more than 20 million people.

The Russian parliament looks set to restrict retailers from selling more than 50% imported meat products, in a bid to further stimulate the development of the domestic meat industry.

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